The New Mexico Music Awards offer a variety of workshops for the professional and amateur musician ranging from basic publishing and copyright to tech workshops on recording and technique. We also offer customized workshops for your group including youth workshops.

Free 5 week recording workshop for veterans.

The New Mexico Music Awards

in collaboration with
New Mexico Arts, the National endowment for the arts and Santa Fe Center Studios
A free five week recording class beginning Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 2:00 PM- through Wednesday May 16th at Santa Fe Center Studios
933 San Pedro Drive SE in Albuquerque

Presented by Grammy Award winning engineer J. Douglas Geist

Learn the basics of recording and engineering.

This workshop is free and open to all veterans regardless of service.
To attend this class, you must register online at
Class size is limited.
Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Music Commission, listen!ABQ, jason’s music publishing

Therapeutic Songwriting for Veterans

Saturday April 28th , 2018 8:30 AM-5:00 PM The Kitchen Sink Studios, 528 Jose Street, Santa Fe, NMNo automatic alt text available.

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque

Veterans and songwriters spend the day together discussing the veteran experience and work to create music reflecting that experience. The workshop is free to all veterans regardless of service. You must register for this orientation at to attend. Seating is limited.

Sponsored by The New Mexico Music AwardsNew Mexico Arts and The National Endowment for the Artswith additional support from listen!ABQ, The New Mexico Music Commission and jason’s music publishing.but  For more information, go to

This program is sponsored by New Mexico Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from New Mexico Arts and the Military, listen!ABQ,  and the New Mexico Music Commission.

Here are just some of the other workshops available for your group or program.

Basic Copyright, Publishing, Contracts, Pitching Your Project, Finding a literary agent.

Artist Management, Booking, Understanding Management Contracts, Finding an Agent, Managing Yourself, Band Management and more.

Workshops include Managing the Money, Funding Your Project, Investing in Yourself, How to Create a Budget, Projecting Costs and more

Getting Your Music Into Film & TV, Screenwriting, Pitching Your Script, Budgeting Your Film Project, Sync Licensing and more.

Learn to market yourself or your project with one of our workshops including Social Media Marketing, Making Contact, PR for Dummies and more.

Learn about the recording process from pre-production to mastering, how to care for your instrument, live sound technique and more.

Learn about your instrument and how to play it better, learn vocal technique, style, phrasing, how to handle an interview and everything you need to know about performing in public.

We can design a workshop to suit your needs. We offer Therapeutic Songwriting Workshops for Veterans, for Victims of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence and more. Our Children’s Workshops range from Songwriting to Introduction to Music via an instrument petting zoo.